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CMS Approves BadgerCare Reform Demonstration Waiver

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Wisconsin’s Section 1115 BadgerCare Reform demonstration waiver. The waiver primarily makes changes to the BadgerCare childless adult (CLA) population in the state’s Medicaid program. The changes include: Work requirements. CLAs are required to participate in 80 hours per month of community engagement, including employment, job training, community […]

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Unpacking DHS’s Budget Request

On Sept. 17, state agencies submitted their 2019-21 biennial budget requests that, in total, included roughly $2.5 billion dollars in additional funding (according to Wispolitics). Accounting for the bulk of the increase in state general purpose revenue (GPR) are the usual cost drivers – education, health care and corrections. Coming in a distant second to the Department […]

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Elder Care

DHS Long-term Care Initiatives

The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Disability and Elder Services, has embarked on an initiative to expand managed long-term care options for elders and people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Long-term care consists of services and supports that people need to meet their daily needs. (more…)

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AHI on WisBusiness: The Show

WisBusiness: The Show – Rebecca Larson, executive director of the Alliance of Health Insurers10/4/2013 On this episode, Liz Schrum interviews Rebecca Larson of the Alliance of Health Insurers about the health care industry in Wisconsin and the impact of the new health care laws; Tom Still points out some tips for improving the state’s job creation […]

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DHS Virtual Pace Initiative

Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released a draft proposal for the provision of integrated care to people who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The proposal will be available for public review for thirty days. (more…)

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